On 9 December, the UN-designated International Anti-Corruption Day (IACD), Corruption Watch will release Our Future is not for Sale, an important report focusing on youth perceptions and attitudes towards corruption in South Africa. By releasing the report on this day the organisation aims to shift the focus to this constituency in the country, and to highlight challenges they face as a result of corruption.
According to Stats SA’s mid-year estimates of 2019, the youth (aged 18–34) represent almost a third of South Africa’s population (17.84-million).
In mid-2020, Corruption Watch commissioned a study which sought to understand past and present behaviours and attitudes of young people, and to shed some light on what the future holds for this group, given the reality of corruption in the country and its impact on this demographic.
The findings presented in this report reflect a weighted and representative sample of 1 500 respondents between the ages of 18 and 35 years old.
Report release details:
Date: 9 December 2020
The report will be available electronically on Corruption Watch’s website from 09h00 on Wednesday.
In addition to the report, Corruption Watch will host a webinar at 13h00 on the same day to unpack the results of the report, and discuss the overwhelming challenges that confront young people at this juncture in our country’s history.
The panel will include:
- Melusi Ncala: researcher at Corruption Watch,
- Busi Sibeko: economist and researcher at the Institute for Economic Justice, and
- Gugu Nonjinge: senior advocacy officer at the Centre for the Study of Violence and Reconciliation
Webinar details as given in the media advisory:
Date: Wednesday, 9 December 2020
Time: 13:00 to 14:00
RSVP: Please click here to register for this Zoom event.
Corruption Watch has also partnered with local graffiti artist George, commonly known as Mars, to amplify this year’s IACD theme Recover with Integrity. A graffiti activation will take place on 9 December at 10h00 on the corner of Empire Road and Jan Smuts Avenue, Johannesburg
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